Staff team

Our staff team consists of the course director, jazz tutors, house parents and course administrators.

The course director and tutors are highly respected professional musicians with a wealth of experience as both performers and educators.

As well as teaching their own instrumental masterclasses and leading the jazz combos, the tutors will be involved throughout the week in other sessions such as the jazz choir, big band, playing with the rhythm section and a transcription class.

The house parents are in residence throughout the duration of the course for the safety and welfare of all participants, regardless of age. Some of the house staff have specific responsibility for those participants who are under 18.

The course administrators are available face-to-face and by email/phone from 9 am to 9 pm during the course for general queries, and also outwith those times in case of emergency.

All members of our staff team are PVG registered for working with young people and vulnerable adults (or DBS checked, the equivalent for those based in England).

The staff team for the 2022 course will be drawn from the following:

Richard Michael – Course Director

Mario Caribe – Bass

Kevin Ferris – Trumpet

Tom Gordon – Drums

Gordon McNeil – Saxophone

Hilary Michael – Strings and Saxophone

Eliot Murray – Guitar

Jeremy Price – Trombone

Debra Salem – Voice

Euan Stevenson – Keyboard

Ruth Irons – administrator

Kenny Irons – administrator

Kate Gieben – house parent

Graham Dickson – house parent

George Duncan – house parent